5 Books On Anti-Racism You Should Have In Your Book Shelf

Suruchi Patwary , 25 Jun 2020

Racism isn’t something we’re born with, and that’s enough reason to know that there’s no excuse for being a racist. If you’ve been keeping up with everything that’s been going around in the world recently, you know how important it is to talk about racism. Even more important to have a conversation about it with kids and educate them. And I think the easiest way to do this is by providing them books about the topic. Below we have listed 5 such books that you can read or gift your teenage child on anti-racism.

1. The Skin I’m In

Author: Sharon G. Flake

2. The Hate You Give

Author: Angie Thomas

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– 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐔 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 – Ein wirklich sehr gutes Buch!! Wie du ja bestimmt gehört hast, ist vielerorts die Rede von #blacklivesmatter. Wenn du Bücher wie dieses liest, wirst du schnell verstehen warum es so wichtig ist an manchen Orten die Polizeigewalt einzudämmen und ÜBERALL gegen Rassismus zu kämpfen. Kennst du noch mehr solche lehrreiche Bücher? //Klappentext//Blurb// ■Deutsch■ "Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!" Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen… »Angie Thomas hat Seele, hat Gespür, hat Sinn für Atmosphärisches, ist stets am Puls des Geschehens.« ■English■ Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. . #book #buch #Bücherwurm #lesen #thehateugive #bücher #love #bookstagram #book #novel #roman #buchblogger #bookaholic #buchtipp

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3. Never Caught

Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve

4. Monster

Author: Walter Dean Myers

5. Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

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Review✨⁣ ⁣ Book #12 of 2020 | Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ⁣ ⁣ When Will’s brother is murdered he decides to take matters into his own hands and get revenge because that is the rule. He gets the gun, gets on the elevator to enter his fate. But soon he starts to come into contact with friends and family he thought he would never see again. The stories, the hurt, the pain, it’s all there in one place and he has to face it. what will he choose?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Wow this book was beautiful. ⁣ ⁣ 🌓Right before I started reading, another reader had said to not rush this book. And though at first I didn’t know what she meant , but once you get a few pages in you realize why and I’m so happy I took my time reading it. I read it very quickly but made sure to slow down to take everything in. ⁣ ⁣ 🌓 I went into this book blind. Saw it at the library in the black history section and picked it up. This book is written in verse and I didn’t know until I took it home and opened it lol. Though I have never read a book written in verse, I felt it was much easier to get into being written in that format⁣ ⁣ 🌓 Reynolds did a great job of sucking me into the elevator where at one point I was just as confused as will. When I started to understand what was happening I felt so much sadness for this boy who has seen horrible things happen at such a young age. ⁣ ⁣ 🌓 I loved the characters interacting with each other and getting to hear their back stories⁣ ⁣ 🌓 Seeing Will trying to hold back his emotions was so raw and real. It made me think of all the boys and men who feel they can’t show any emotion and what that does to their mental state. ⁣ ⁣ If you’re looking for a quick but meaningful read check this book out. I loved it and I think you will too. ⁣ ⁣ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5⁣ ⁣ I got this from the library but I am definitely going to buy my own copy soon😊

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No child is too young to learn about racism and it’s our responsibility as adults to educate the future generations with the right kind of information. If you have any more recommendations apart from these books then do let us know about them in the comments below!

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